Pomona-Pitzer’s Angie Zhou wins NCAA tennis title
Pomona-Pitzer’s Angie Zhou, a Pomona College sophomore, claimed the 2023 NCAA Division III singles championship in women’s tennis May 22 after winning 6-2, 6-2 against Babson College sophomore Olivia Soffer at the United States Tennis Association’s National Campus in Florida. View Zhou’s bracket at ncaa.com.
Zhou became the fourth Sagehen to be crowned singles champion, joining the likes of Shelley Keeler in 1992, Claire Turchi in 1994, and Siobhan Finicane in 2008, read a news release. The computer science major from Ann Arbor, Michigan, was also recently named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference athlete of the year in women’s tennis.
In addition, the doubles team of Pomona junior Nina Ye and freshman Lauren Rha reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division III doubles tournament, where they lost to the Babson College team of Matia Cristiani and Olivia Soffer, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, on May 21. Doubles brackets are at ncaa.com.
The Sagehens closed out the season with a 14-9 record, 6-1 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and as SCIAC league and tournament runners-up.